Trail running

A long time between posts

It’s been 4.5 years since my last post on this blog. Life has changed beyond comprehension in that time. I’ve travelled the world, changed careers, married someone incredible, bought a new house and learned a different way of being in tbe world. But there is one thing from my old life that I am missing: […]

A short trail run

It’s been a long time since I went trail running. It’s been so long that I almost forgot how to do it. A combination of factors have kept me away from my running shoes but the biggest has been a recurring Achilles injury. But I’ve decided to put all that behind me and get back […]

The 15 Tasks of Brisbane Trail Runners

The 15 Tasks of Brisbane Trail Runners

Cowabunga dude, a photo by andrewgillsag on Flickr. I was a late entry to the 15 Tasks of BTR fun day because the national park I wanted to go hiking in this long weekend was closed due to high fire danger. I had such a good time that it’s almost good that I couldn’t go […]

Was it a run or a walk?

Tight muscles, a photo by andrewgillsag on Flickr. I can’t quite decide whether to call this morning’s effort a very fast walk or a very slow run. You know those days when you want to get up and out there but your body just won’t play? Well, I had one of those this morning. I […]

A swamp monster?

A swamp monster?, a photo by andrewgillsag on Flickr. I don’t know about you, but I just love swamps. They are so eerie and gross. Fortunately, here in Brisbane we don’t have crocodiles or alligators in our swamps; my feelings about these wet muddy locations might change if we did. This morning my sister and […]

A run for Angela

Swampy creek, a photo by andrewgillsag on Flickr. This morning’s run is for Angela who writes Mind Margins. Angela is a runner and her other blog, Run Nature has long been a source of inspiration to me. Angela is currently having chemotherapy to get rid of the Big C, so she can’t run. That’s why […]

More route setting

Vegemite trail, Bayview Conservation Park, a photo by andrewgillsag on Flickr. It was beautiful outdoors this morning. A light fog hung low around the trees and birdsong rung out through the bush. It was no hardship to pull on my running shoes and hit the trails. I wanted to do some more work on the […]